Kadress Sawmy, a former home care organiser who was sacked three
days after alleging he was the subject of racial discrimination,
won his case against Newport Council last week.
The council told the employment tribunal that Sawmy had lied
about his qualifications and given a false name after being
dismissed from Torfaen Council and, in 1983, from Gwent
Although Sawmy had failed to prove that he was treated less
favourably than his white colleague, the tribunal was concerned at
the short time between his claim of discrimination and his sacking,
given that the council had known about the alleged discrepancies on
his application form for some weeks before his dismissal.